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Offline Dave Otto

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Re: Lack of response to posts
« Reply #105 on: April 07, 2021, 05:20:38 PM »
He was also effectively thrown off of here and ME, hope that won't happen to you Andrew.

I certainly wasn't sticking up for him in anyway, I just agreed with what he wrote at that time. I have been here since pretty much the beginning and was happy when he left the forum.

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Re: Lack of response to posts
« Reply #106 on: April 07, 2021, 09:05:29 PM »
I've been watching this post "from a distance" ...not really willing or able to join in constructively.    For my posts I use an old, cheap camera that is not always in focus, I have neither the time or expertise to fit text between photos.  Flyboy Jim's point 4 is a great reason to post......it makes me create a record of my shed activity.  Something I would not do without the forum. It does ME good to review my fumblings .  If nobody watches so be it, but the view count tells me some do.  I have also received lots of good advice from several members and  I also enjoy looking at other folks methods and machines / shops, etc. This is a great forum and my thanks go to the Admins.   Long may it continue.    Terry

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Re: Lack of response to posts
« Reply #107 on: April 07, 2021, 10:00:17 PM »
I've been watching this post "from a distance" ...not really willing or able to join in constructively.    For my posts I use an old, cheap camera that is not always in focus, I have neither the time or expertise to fit text between photos.  Flyboy Jim's point 4 is a great reason to post......it makes me create a record of my shed activity.  Something I would not do without the forum. It does ME good to review my fumblings .  If nobody watches so be it, but the view count tells me some do.  I have also received lots of good advice from several members and  I also enjoy looking at other folks methods and machines / shops, etc. This is a great forum and my thanks go to the Admins.   Long may it continue.    Terry
I agree on having the record of how I did things, quite a few times have had to look back and see how I did it before. Lots of great techniques shown on these forums.

Offline Laurentic

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Re: Lack of response to posts
« Reply #108 on: April 07, 2021, 11:05:06 PM »
Having now read this thread all the way through - had to catch up on a few days worth of comments - I thought that as I very probably fall very firmly into the 'lurker' or 'observer' category I ought to at least make an effort to comment.

Actually, of the two terms I prefer to be known as an 'observer' rather than a 'lurker'; in England a lurker could have a somewhat unsavory connotation and nobody wants that!

Zee - your major post was spot-on, agree with everything you wrote.

I have been a member on here for a number of years but have started very few threads; I mainly confine myself to reading threads and making the odd comments if I feel I have anything relevant to say that could help the thread or interest anyone.  That is not to say I am not interested in the posts here or feel inadequate, though often my lack of experience would indicate inadequacy.  Although I have been in engineering since the 1960's, and was taught how to use a lathe and a mill amongst all the other workshop hand and machine tools in my initial training, it was only when I retired and set up my own workshop that I realised how limited my experience was in workshop terms - work holding set-ups for example were a whole new learning curve.  To that end the threads on here on engine or whatever builds with details of how things were held and machined have greatly helped me gain experience and know-how, for which I am deeply grateful.  I love photos of how things were held and machined, they are often more value to me than the end product!

Perhaps I have not put any build threads on here because I feared that others may tut tut at my inexperienced way of doing things and general machining ham-handedness, or that the long time between posts - I am a very slow worker and most bits need making at least twice if not more times - would put people off.  I must try a build thread and see what reaction I get!

However, I do value this forum above most if not all others as I love the lay-out and clarity of the posts, the build threads are always interesting ( or the ones I like are), and the folk on here are usually very helpful and friendly, none of the bitchiness and backbiting you can get on other forums.  People seem to want the help people on here, some people on other forums seem to just want to score points and say how clever they are.

Yes, maybe some way of showing how much you are enjoying and appreciate a thread would be useful, but I can quite see why a 'like' button would be such a bad idea, but neither do I want to mindlessly add a "good work" comment just to bump the figures up; sometimes I am too busy also to add comment, sometimes by the time I read a thread the moment to comment on a bit well done that has deeply impressed or made an impact has passed, which is perhaps another reason why some comments are not made by others as well as by me.  Sometimes several days pass between my visits to the forum, hence the moments passing; sometimes I pick up on a long thread long after it has started and play catch up but the moment to comment on a particular post has long gone.

I think this forum is great - I would not like to see it changed. I will try and pay more attention to it and perhaps post more comments in the future!

Chris